Kyambogo student charged with murder of a priest

By Sania Babirye
A 23 year old Kyambogo University student who is accused of murdering a catholic priest who is the superior General of Brothers of st.Charles Lwanga (Bannakarooli Brothers) at the beginning of this month has been remanded to Luzira prison.

Robert Asimwe has been arraigned before Nakawa chief magistrates court and charged with the murder of Brother Emmanuel Norbet Mugarura.

However, grade one magistrate Phiona Angura bared him from entering any plea to the said charge since he is charged with a capital offense that is only tried and bailed by the high court.

He has now been remanded until the 29th of this month as state continues to carry out investigations into his case.

Asiimwe allegedly murderer the priest who was sponsoring his degree studies in Science administration on the 2nd of July 2019 at his rented room at Banda B9 zone in Nakawa division.

He later wrapped the cleric’s lifeless body in a tarpaulin and disguised it as garbage abd called garbage collectors to come and help him dispose off his garbage.

However, the garbage collector became suspicious on how heavy the garbage they had been given to be disposed off was too heavy and wrapped like inform of a human body structure.

At opening the said package, they discovered it was a dead person and tipped off police that later arrested Asiimwe.

At the time of his demise, Brother Mugarura had served as a Superior General of the Christian Instructions Brothers’ of Banakaloli at Kiterede in Masaka district for five months.

Police investigations reveals that on fateful day, the victim who was the suspect’s former teacher left his station at Kiterede to the RUBAGA Catholic seat where he parked his vehicle.

However, the next day, the suspect allegedly went to the car packing area and claimed that he had been sent to pick the car but when staff at the guest house called the late’s phone numbers for ascertaining, they had all ben switched off.

Meanwhile, the suspect has since come out and alleged that the cleric was sexually abusing him for over 10 years.

Evidence from the crime scene states that the deceased’s body had signs of bruises which police attributes to strangulation.

However, the Kyambogo university has since come out and denied the suspect of ever being their registered student.